Belgian pop with a cinematic twist? Ca plane pour moi...
The success and ubiquity of some bands is a little perplexing, and Scottish synth pop specialists CHVRCHΞS are a great example. To date they’ve had one ‘hit’ (The Mother We Share, no.38) […]
Now That's What I Call Stalking.
Luke gets a lesson in anatomy from Florence Welch and discusses the art of single picking.
Or: how to write a memorial without getting maudlin.
Stewart on the rather brilliant Horse, regional bias and the inexplicable popularity of Scooter.
Surrender to the sound.
How an incognito Human League predicted both their own future and all of the 80s in one record. Amazing.
If Into the Popvoid ever creates it’s very own ‘Hall of Fame’ – please Niall, can we have a ‘Hall of Fame’ – my first nomination would go to Roseann […]
I reserve a special place in my heart for the music genre that I shall refer to from now on as the ‘ice cold electro banger’. This relatively niche category […]
Saddled with the worst name in pop history, that didn't stop the Dolly Dots from conquering Europe.
I’m well aware of how completely out of touch I am with the modern way of marketing pop music. As we’ve discussed before with Brandon Flowers and Frida Sundemo, the […]
Choosing a follow-up single to a massive hit is a decision always fraught with danger. As a man who spends way too much time thinking about what singles should be […]
The legendary music industry figure Simon Napier-Bell probably knows more about creating popstars than Simon Cowell, Pete Waterman and Simon Fuller combined. His career as an artist manager started in […]
I’ve never been what anyone could even remotely describe as a ‘Classic Rock’ fan. All that posturing and ‘axe grinding’ never really appealed to my predominately pop-orientated palate. Okay, I […]
Some records are like tiny fizzing petri dishes crawling with cultures which will eventually find their way, well, everywhere – Donna Summer‘s I Feel Love is the most obvious example – but not […]
Can a band be considered to be one of the most successful in the world without ever having had a hit single? The answer is, of course, yes, but the […]